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Holywell, Circle, Barrow and Linear Earthworks (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

This is a very interesting site, but not easily seen as such from the roadside, it's a barrow within an oval earthen enclosure (called a henge elsewhere, but the ditch is external) with linear earthworks running out of each side. Best seen from the air, especially in image 2 here........ http://map.coflein.gov.uk/index.php?action=do_advanced&extenttype=BOX&minx=315122&miny=375241&maxy=375284&maxx=315214 .......
I was fully aware of this site, it's on the list of places to go, but, I didn't know that when I was there or I would have stayed longer and tried harder to see it.
A strange and complicated place.

llyn Du (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Holywell, Circle, Barrow and Linear Earthworks (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Penygraig (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Penygraig (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

Do not come here if your looking to see something, Coflein say of this the southern of the three barrows........A probable barrow, one of three in the vicinity, c.20m in diameter and 0.5m high....yeah right.
Two out of three barrows are only half a meter high and the third is totally destroyed, even at half a meter they merge seamlessly with the surrounding terrain.
So, if your barrow watching in this part of North Wales don't pick one at random from the map, have a look on Coflein first, like what I didn't.

Moel y Parc (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Penycloddiau (Hillfort) — Images

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Moel y Gaer (Hillfort) — Images

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Fingal's Rock (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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Rowtor Rocks (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Cratcliff Rocks (Defended Settlements and Cave) (Enclosure) — Images

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Durwood Tor (Rocky Outcrop) — Images

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Nine Stones Close (Stone Circle) — Images

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Standing Stone, Nine Stones Close (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Robin Hood's Stride (Rocky Outcrop) — Images

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After visiting over a thousand ancient places and driving between fifteen to twenty thousand miles every year I can only conclude that I'm obsessed with these places, and finding this website seven years ago only compounded that obsession, at least I'm not alone anymore.

My favourite places are:

Ring of Brodgar
Callanish
Balnauran of Clava
Torhouskie
Swinside
Nine stones close
Bryn Celli Ddu
The Druids circle (penmaenmawr)
HafodyGors Wen
Gwal y Filiast
Grey Wethers
Boscawen Un
La Roche au Fees
Drombeg
Uragh
Talati De Dalt

and these are only the ones that immediatly spring to mind, so many stones and not enough lifetimes.

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